Source: the Saints converted $2.235M of RB Mark Ingram's $3M base salary for 2016 into a signing bonus, creating $1.49M of cap space.
Larry Brown Sports "Former Alabama star Mark Ingram was an honorary captain for Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game, and a photo of him standing next to Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry went viral for a very obvious reason — the size difference. ESPN’s Jemele Hill was one of many people who called..." January 13
The Score "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had a bad week. After scoring a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, the recently placed on injured reserve veteran was penalized 15 yards for appearing to throw the ball into the end zone wall. But that wasn't the reason for the..." December 11
NFL.com "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram will undergo surgery today to repair a tear in his left rotator cuff. Coach Sean Payton announced the surgery a day after the team place the starting running back on injured reserve. Ingram first appeared to injure his shoulder in Week 10, and was..." December 10
Larry Brown Sports "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is reportedly dealing with a significant shoulder injury. According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, there is some concern that Ingram may miss the remainder of the season. Ingram has been playing through a shoulder ailment in recent weeks, but the..." December 09
The #Saints have placed RB Mark Ingram on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury. His season is over
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Since coach Sean Payton was hired in 2006, the New Orleans Saints have never relied on one running back. They've always preferred the committee approach. Mark Ingram showed flashes of becoming an every-down back at times last season when Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson were injured. Ingram..." September 05
ESPN "The New Orleans Saints' first offensive PLAY in Saturday night's preseason game was a check-down pass to running back Mark Ingram that he turned into an 11-yard gain. The very next play: A 29-yard pass to Ingram, who SHOWED his wheels while sprinting out of the backfield and beating New England..." August 25
ESPN "Although Mark Ingram was thrilled about the opportunity to be featured as a workhorse back when needed last season, he insisted he was fired up when the New Orleans Saints signed fellow running back C.J. Spiller in free agency. Not only are the two friends, but Ingram said he loves what the..." March 31
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Running back Mark Ingram has signed a four-year contract to remain with the New Orleans Saints, a league source told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Ingram, 25, rushed for a career-high 964 yards in 2014 and would have been considered one of the NFL's top free-agent backs. Saints coach Sean..." March 08
I've heard rumblings about the Eagles being interested in Mark Ingram, with today's trade those now make a whole lot more sense.
The Advocate "When discussing his free-agent prospects at the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell said he was going to be “the prettiest girl at the dance.” The implications were clear. Maxwell was coming off a good season and there weren’t many other quality cornerbacks scheduled to hit..." March 02
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have some tough decisions to make this offseason. One of the most difficult will be what to do with free agent running back Mark Ingram. The league has devalued running backs in the last four years. They've gone off the board later in each draft since 2011, with Bishop..." January 29
NFL.com "Mark Ingram is coming off the best game of his career, breaking tackles and making defenders miss time and time again in the New Orleans Saints' victory over the Green Bay Packers. Coach Sean Payton not only increased Ingram's workload, but also shifted the offense to more base personnel sets,..." October 30
Fox Sports Southwest "Saints running back Mark Ingram is intent on playing in his home state Sunday when they take on the Lions in Detroit. Ingram was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Flint, Mich., where he played for Southwestern Academy. Wednesday, Ingram practiced with the Saints and says he's taking handoffs,..." October 16
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram said he plans to return to the field when the Saints play at the Detroit Lions on Oct. 19. Ingram made the comments Friday morning on the NFL Network. "My plan is to be back out there next week versus Detroit," he said." October 11
Payton said Ingram had surgery. Two screws above his thumb.
Saints will be without RB Mark Ingram for about a month, source confirms. Hand injury, as @AdamSchefter tweeted. Surprise there.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Whatever job security Mark Ingram might have enjoyed in his first three seasons with the New Orleans Saints is significantly reduced. Much like most of the five running backs on the Saints roster who entered the league as undrafted free agents, the first-round 2011 NFL draft pick is assured of..." June 05
ESPN "General manager Mickey Loomis said the New Orleans Saints still have high expectations for running back Mark Ingram, even though they declined to exercise their fifth-year option on him for the 2015 season. The Saints’ decision shouldn’t have come as a surprise. It would have cost them $5.2..." May 08
Saints do not intend to pick up the 5th year option on RB Mark Ingram. They'v already exercised the '15 option on fellow '11 pick Cam Jordan
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the..." April 26
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the..." April 23
Payton on 5th-year extension on Ingram: “We’ve got time to do all of that. So there’s nothing we’ve decided permanently with that."
Payton says there have been no discussions about exercising fifth-year option on Mark Ingram. #Saints
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram said he doesn't know where the rumors of him possibly asking for a trade came from and he doesn't want to be traded. When asked if he wanted to be traded Ingram said "No you guys (media) came up with that. I don't know who came up with that. I've..." September 26
CBS Sports "Saints running back Mark Ingram selected at the bottom of the first round by New Orleans in 2011 has not been featured by the team early this season and could be another prominent recent draft pick to seek a change of scenery before the Week 8 trade deadline. The Colts made waves last week by..." September 22
ESPN "Is it time to give up hope that Mark Ingram will ever develop into a productive weapon for the New Orleans Saints? Easy answer: Yes and no. I don't think the Saints will abandon the running back just yet not after they've had such optimism about the 2011 first-round draft pick for so long...." September 19
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Whether or not Mark Ingram will emerge as the New Orleans Saints' lead back in 2013 remains to be seen. But that's the role he'll be playing in Friday night's preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs since fellow tailback Pierre Thomas has been sidelined by an undisclosed ailment. And as..." August 09
Canal Street Chronicles "From the moment Mark Ingram was selected with the 28th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, he was placed in an impossible situation. Ingram was twenty yards behind the line of scrimmage before he ever took his first handoff. His selection by New Orleans was a direct reaction to the Saints halfback..." March 09
Canal Street Chronicles "For the past two years I've been as staunch a defender of Mark Ingram as anyone else, against a growing number of frustrated Saints fans who are ready to give up on the running back. The Ingram haters are quick to point out the useless two-yard runs up the middle, crediting him with nothing..." February 25